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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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4 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 30, 2011
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

The ship was excellent in all respects - the size, the service, the ports of call and the food options. Booked a guaranteed OV room at the pack and go rate and although we were at the very bottom deck the very last cabin aft, we did not notice any issues other than an occasional mild smell coming from the bathroom

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent food, whether it be in the MDR or the buffet or grill. Good choices and the food was fresh and hot. Actually was dangerous as it was AYCE - especially the dessert bars!! Pizza was very good and available 24 hours.


3 out of 5
Other than the disco, karaoke and pictures before elegant night dinner, there was plenty to do if you wanted to!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Cabin stewards and waiters in the MDR were over the top great!!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Very good ship for our first cruise. Extremely clean, updated and modern looking. Wished the pool was bigger, though

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Always clean and good size. Did notice a mild smell from the bathroom but not overpowering - probably due to the location of our cabin on the Riviera Deck all the way aft but still should not have been an issue
3 out of 5
Port itself not worth visiting - must visit Port Lucaya where its not much more than shopping, eating and drinking. Did book an excursion with Paradise Cove for snorkeling - so well worth it!!
Don't Miss: Paradise Cove snorkeling
3 out of 5
Typical tourist town - crowded and souvenier shops all over. Did get to tour the sites of the city but too many people looking for handouts. Beaches excellent

Pros: Food options

Cons: Smell from bathroom

Recommends Carnival Fascination? Yes!

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